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Old 05-27-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Roll Call..Elliot,Lapeer,Crazy old Coot,and the rest

I have been watching, reading and learning on this board for a long time. Wating for the day I had a schoolie. I had started looking and low and behold it wasn't a skoolie I found. That still leaves no one off the hook. Your input is expected and welcomed
There is lots to do. Cooking area, sleeping areas, and of couse the potty area. I need a bus drivers hat


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Old 05-27-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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man oh man that thing is huge, and very low to the ground.
Well good luck with your conversion, what are your plans?
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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It never looks too "jacked up" but the airbags are down right now. I am working up floorplans right now but mainly just a cheap quick conversion for now and update and improve as finances permit. This bus should last a long time so it can be a lifetime project
My immediate needs are hot potable water and kitchen area.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:28 PM   #4
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wha does that beast have for a drivetrain?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:08 PM   #5
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That's the ticket!! My next bus will be something along that line.... Wanna trade?
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thats a very nice bus clean looking who is the crazy old coot? all of them/us? timbuk
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:23 PM   #7
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Oh dear. A defector. One of those high-falutin' guys with a "real bus". (Insert indignant Biblical-sounding curse of your choice.)

Seriously, there is a ton of information on this interweb thingie about highway buses. Just search, and you will find sites similar to this one, but all about MCIs and Eagles and so forth.

And books. Some books explain RV conversions without regard to the type of base vehicle -- which should serve you well.

Of course, many basics apply to your bus and Skoolies equally. But when you set out to raise your roof, you can buy ready made front and rear caps in fiberglass for various heights -- a luxury that we poor boys don't have!
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:28 AM   #8
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hey chuck good link there is some really nice wheel simulators there....spend a few there !
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:05 PM   #9
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Oh dear. A defector. One of those high-falutin' guys with a "real bus". (Insert indignant Biblical-sounding curse of your choice.)

Seriously, there is a ton of information on this interweb thingie about highway buses. Just search, and you will find sites similar to this one, but all about MCIs and Eagles and so forth.

And books. Some books explain RV conversions without regard to the type of base vehicle -- which should serve you well.

Of course, many basics apply to your bus and Skoolies equally. But when you set out to raise your roof, you can buy ready made front and rear caps in fiberglass for various heights -- a luxury that we poor boys don't have!
yeah, you could buy a fancy perfectly smooth and symetrical fiberglass cap, but then it wouldn't have, uhhh, character. I couldn't imagine millie rolling around characterless. Well, actually, she'd still have characters inside, but, that's not the same.
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Hey, I resemble that remark!
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